On Friday my aunt and I had a little surprise/going away party for my mother. It was her 50th birthday, and she was recently offered a position at a new company which she kindly accepted. The older I get the more I realize how important it is to spend as much time with your family as you possibly can. That’s why I love nights like this. I have a slightly large family. So it is a bit difficult to get them all together at the same time. But I do enjoy the sequestered time I get with each and every one of them. For me it makes it much more personal.
The toughest part of planning a surprise party for my mother was getting away from her the day of. My grandmother happens to live next door to her and Friday was her actual birthday. Trying to get myself, my grandmother and my brother away from the house at the same time with really no explanation as to where we were going was a bit difficult, yet we managed to make it happen. I have to say I’m thrilled with the way the night turned out.
If you look closely at the picture above there is the sign I made and hung up at the party. I had made this sign a couple days prior to the party. And I’d already shown it off to my aunt and grandmother. On my mother’s birth certificate the year she was born is incorrect. Although she still uses that date for everything, she was actually born in 1966 which would make her 50 this year. Without doing the math, I rushed to finish this before she came home one evening. When I showed my Grandma she didn’t say a thing about it saying 1964. So I assumed it was correct. (Jokes on me!)
The sign was hung on the cake and present table almost all night and still, no one said anything. After a few drinks from the both of them, my aunt walks over to show my mom the sign. She said “I wasn’t born in 64.” And then my aunt says “Yea, if I was born in 63.” That would make her 53 when she is actually 54! It’s the littlest things that tickle me.
Moral of my story: Look up from your phone every once and a while, spend time with your family, you won’t regret it I promise you!